Aphrodite Terra


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Aphrodite Terra

(af-rŏ-dÿ -tee) A very extensive highland area on Venus, situated mainly in the southern hemisphere but partly across the equator between about 70° and 210° Venusian longitude. It is a scorpion-shaped feature, 9700 × 3200 km in extent, with eastern and western mountains separated by a lower area. Several volcanoes are at its eastern limit, including the giant Maat Mons, which is 5 km high, Ozza Mons, and Sapas Mons. See also Ishtar Terra; Beta Regio.